CABINET

  • 40,000 crore project planned to strengthen rural power supply: Union Cabinet 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved schemes to ensure connectivity to all households. It has approved an 40,000 crore plan to strengthen rural power supply. The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, is aimed at ensuring eight hours of quality power supply to agricultural consumers and 24-hour electricity to rural...
  • Cabinet approves signing SAARC deal for regional power grid 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the SAARC summit next week to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet on Thursday approved signing of the framework agreement for setting up a regional power grid. The SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation among the SAARC Member States to be signed at 18th...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion next week; talks with Shiv Sena still possible: CM Devendra Fadnavis November 16, 2014

    Nagpur: While announcing that his cabinet will be expanded next week, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that the doors were still open for talks with estranged ally Shiv Sena. The Winter Session of the Maharashtra legislature will start on December 8. "The state cabinet, which was sworn in with...
  • Nitish Kumar questions BJP's appointment of junior ministers November 13, 2014

    Bettiah: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar took a dig at BJP's appointment of eight ministers at the Centre. "Majority of them have been made Ministers of State and everybody knows a MOS gets work only on sweet will of the Cabinet minister of that department," Kumar said at the first...
  • Narendra Modi's clear message to his ministers: Perform or perish November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 new faces into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday and gave some of the newcomers important portfolios. Some of the ministers saw a change in their portfolios with a few getting charge of a relatively less important ones than what they...
  • Congress hits out at Modi for inducting 'tainted' ministers, Jaitley calls charges baseless November 11, 2014

    After Prime Minister Modi inducted 21 new faces in his team, the Congress hit out at former for inducting 'tainted' ministers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended Ram Shankar Katheria saying every BJP worker in UP had a case against him. Jaitley said, "The Congress is putting baseless charges on the...
  • Modi meets expanded ministry November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A meeting of the council of ministers after its first expansion was held on Monday at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Informed sources said that the meeting of the council of ministers was followed by a meeting of the cabinet. Modi Sunday inducted 21 new ministers taking the...
  • Portfolios of 21 new faces inducted into the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With 21 new faces inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers on Sunday, the strength of his team now stands at 66. Here is the full list of the 21 new faces inducted into the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers: Manohar Parrikar: Defence Ministry JP Nadda: Health...
  • PM Modi asks ministers to cut down on tours during Parliament session November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament's winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his Council of Ministers to cut down on unnecessary tours to ensure their maximum presence during the month-long affair. He also asked the ministers to be ready with bills pending in both Houses of Parliament along with...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Is it old wine in new bottle? November 10, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Council of Ministers with 21 ministers taking oath on Sunday. Three BJP leaders and a Shiv Sena leader were inducted as Cabinet ministers while the rest 17 were sworn-in as MoS. ...
  • Watch: Newly-inducted ministers take charge November 10, 2014

    The ministers inducted into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday took charge of their respective portfolios on Monday. ...
  • Why number of ministers has nothing to do with the size of government November 10, 2014

    The size of a government has nothing to do with the number of ministers it has - a fact that is getting lost today in the midst of all the brouhaha over the 65-member Union Council of Ministers. That Prime Minister Narendra Modi has added 21 more to his team...
  • Will not allow country to be defenceless against enemies: Parrikar November 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge of the country's most heavyweight portfolio on Monday said that he would not allow the country to be defenceless against its enemies. Speaking to reporters after filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections, Parrikar said, "I was given my portfolio last...
  • Jayant Sinha takes charge as MoS in Finance Ministry November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: IIT-Delhi and Harvard Business School alumnus Jayant Sinha on Monday took charge as Minister of State in the Finance Ministry. Sinha was briefed by senior officials in the Ministry soon after taking charge. He assumes office at a time when the Ministry is preparing the Budget for 2015-16. The...
  • No support if BJP goes with NCP, says Shiv Sena November 10, 2014

    The Shiv Sena continues to keep its cards close to the chest refraining from taking a final decision on the alliance with the BJP. Party chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the Shiv Sena will sit in the Opposition if the BJP takes support from the NCP. The final decision is...
  • 21 new ministers inducted into the Union Cabinet November 10, 2014

    21 new ministers have been sworn in to the Union Cabinet. The cabinet comprises of 4 cabinet ministers, 3 Ministers of State with Independent charge and 14 Ministers of State. Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, Suresh Prabhu, Birendra Singh and JP Nadda are the new Cabinet ministers. ...
  • Manohar Parrikar gets Defence, Suresh Prabhu Railways, Sadananda Gowda shifted to Law and Justice November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Manohar Parrikar is the new Defence Minister and Suresh Prabhu will head the Railway Ministry Minister in the expansion-cum-reshuffle of the Narendra Modi ministry after 21 new Ministers were sworn-in on Sunday. Parrikar, who quit as Goa Chief Minister to join the Union Cabinet, takes over the charge from...
  • Portfolios of the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 new faces into his Council of Ministers on Sunday in the first ever expansion of his team. Modi will hold the portfolios of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space; All important policy issues and all other...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Shiv Sena gives more time to BJP, ready to sit in opposition if latter takes NCP's support November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena widened on Sunday with the latter giving an ultimatum to its senior partner that it will part ways with it if it accepted support from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra. A high voltage drama went on throughout...
  • We wanted Anil Desai and Suresh Prabhu to join the cabinet: Mahesh Sharma November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, new Union Minister Mahesh Sharma commented on the Shiv Sena-BJP divide. "We wanted Anil Desai and Suresh Prabhu to join the cabinet. Our overture to the Shiv Sena was generous," said Sharma. ...
  • TMC slams BJP for inducting Babul Supriyo as a 'helpless' MoS November 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Ruling Trinamool Congress slammed the BJP for inclusion of West Bengal MP Babul Supriyo as a minister of state in the expanded Union cabinet, saying an MoS could not do anything for the state. "An MoS has hardly any power to work for development of the state or for...
  • Narendra Modi Cabinet leaner than UPA and previous NDA November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The big expansion of his Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday has taken the number of ministers to 66 but it is still leaner than those headed by Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee before him. The strength of Singh's UPA ministry...
  • Will work for the party and the government, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that he would work hard for the party and the government. "I will accept whatever responsibility the PM gives me," said Naqvi. ...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena ties turn bitter, Sena may pull out from Centre, may sit in opposition in Maharashtra November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party tussle is likely to get more murkier as the former boycotted the swearing-in ceremony of a new set of Union ministers on Sunday. Sena MP Anil Desai not taking oath as Union Minister on Sunday and the induction of Suresh Prabhu, who had been...
  • Congress stays away from swearing-in ceremony November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday kept away from the oath-taking ceremony of 21 new ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. "Both Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh were invited to the ceremony," Power Minister Piyush Goyal said after the swearing-in ceremony. Asked if there was any communication from the Congress...
  • Cartoon of the day: Narendra Modi expands his ministry November 9, 2014

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducts new faces in Union Council of Ministers, here is cartoonist Neelabh's take on the political development....
  • Narendra Modi to chair first meeting of revamped Cabinet on Monday November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will chair the first meeting of the expanded Cabinet which will be followed by a meeting of Council of Ministers. "A Cabinet meeting would be held at 5:30 PM on Monday and will be followed by a meeting of the entire council of...
  • Suresh Prabhu quits Shiv Sena, takes oath as Cabinet Minister on BJP quota November 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena rift widens as Sena leader Suresh Prabhu quits the party to join the Narendra Modi's Cabinet. Prabhu took membership of the BJP before the oath taking ceremony. Shiv Sena boycotted the swearing-in ceremony over Prabhu's appointment to the Modi cabinet. Sources said that...
  • Women representation in Modi ministry goes upto 8 November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday's expansion of the Union Cabinet, which took the total representation of the fairer sex to eight. Ms. Jyoti is a religious preacher and won the Lok Sabha polls from Fatehpur constituency. She has been inducted as...